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Explore Shirebrook Wood
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.8/5)

This picturesque woodland is rapidly developing into one of the most attractive wildlife sites in the region.

With its mixture of mature broadleaf woodland, newly planted trees, large open meadows and a scenic wetland valley its a great place to explore.

What do other visitors say?

I haven't yet walked round these woods but I do live nearby and have recently got a puppy so I am sure that I will regularly. However I have noticed that the gate with the height barrier is closed very early in the evening. Is there a specific time every day that it's closed? Is there anywhere else to park?

Edward, 17/Mar/2017

Hi Edward, the fishermen close this barrier at dusk and open it again first thing. There’s nowhere else to park formally.

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I have only recently come across this wood. Its a lovely walk and is a good distance if you do the full circuit. I was wondering if there are any plans for a cafe and toilets on the site.

Alice, 19/Oct/2015

Hi Alice, there are no plans for any further development of the site. I am glad you had a good walk round and I hope you continue to do so.

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5 Stars 5 Stars

It's amazing how the industrial landscape of the past has been transformed into a beautiful young woodland with a diverse mix of habitats. I would love to see the place in another 20 years

Tom, 5/Jul/2015
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Last updated: 10th May 2017

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What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • Cycling is allowed throughout the wood.
  • Fishing
  • A fishing club operate on some of the ponds. Please contact them for details.
  • Horse riding
  • Horse riding is permitted on site.
  • Information
  • An information panel is next to the car pak.
  • Orienteering
  • Please see the local orienteering club for more information.
  • Parking
  • The car park is off the B6047 close to Sookhome village.
  • Picnic
  • Picnic benches are located near the car pakr.
  • Walking
  • The extensive network of forest roads and paths offer a good variety of walking routes.
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: SK544668

Get directions


Sherwood Forest Community Rangers
0300 067 5443

Opening & Parking

The car park is off the B6047 close to Sookhome village.

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